Alexander, a veteran piano teacher and concert piano performer from the Ukraine, began his musical education at 6 years old. After graduating with a BA in Music Education from Simpheropol’s State College in 1966, he joined the Donetsk State Music Conservatory and received his Masters Degree in Performance and Music Education, with honors, in 1971. From 1971 to 1986, Mr. Purim was a faculty member at the Khmelnitcky State College of Music in Ukraine. He was the Dean of the 20 member faculty, and taught advanced piano and theory courses. During this time, Mr. Purim performed advanced classical music as a soloist with the Khmelnitcky State Philharmonic, as well as being the Dean of the Examination Committee for State Competitions.
Since immigrating to the United States in 1986, Mr. Purim continued his career as a private teacher and a Classical Music Soloist. His repertoire spans complex works of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, and many others. Alexander’s vast experience allows him to teach beginners, as well as advanced students in classical studies, which made him a welcome addition to the faculty of A & A Music Academy in 1988. As a successful teacher, Mr. Purim’s students participate in numerous piano competitions and have received awards and scholarships. Several of his students have been accepted into prestigious colleges, such are Julliard School of Music, DePaul, Yale University, and other Ivy League schools. Frequent student performances show his dedication to the excellence of teaching and music education.